Articles about 'media'

Stop sneering at Black Friday shoppers

Joanna Whitehead is critical of sensationalist media coverage that portrays the victims of austerity as 'vulgar' or 'lesser' for participating in Black Friday spending

Joanna Whitehead // 23 November 2017

Categories: Class, Culture and Media, Features, Politics and Current Affairs, Work and Play

Bechdel Testing Theatre

Beth Watson of Bechdel Theatre wants to hear your conversations for a new project

Guest Blogger // 16 December 2016

Categories: Blog

The wrong kind of victim

Following the coverage of the Stanford university rape case, an anonymous contributor discusses her own experiences of sexual assault and the difficulties she faced when identifying herself as a victim of rape

Guest Blogger // 19 July 2016

Categories: Features, Violence

Unsexy women: Love, sex and marginalised bodies

In a culture which categorises some groups of women as unattractive, D H Kelly explores how this has an effect far beyond whether or not we find love or get laid

D H Kelly // 8 July 2016

Categories: Body and Health, Features, Racism, Sex and Relationships

Human behaviour

Lauren Hossack reviews Sara Pascoe’s Animal: The Autobiography of a Female Body and learns about the fascinating, complicated past and present of being a woman

Lauren Hossack // 16 June 2016

Categories: Books, Comedy, Reviews

The F-Word stage blog: May 2016

The F-Word's round-up of what's happening in the world of comedy and theatre in May

Lissy Lovett // 10 May 2016

Categories: Blog

The surprising news that Shared Parental Leave is only for recent parents

Although many news outlets have reported that only 1% of men are taking up Shared Parental Leave, they fail to note that the majority of men haven't had children in the last year so are not eligible. Megan Stodel tries to make sense of things

Megan Stodel // 11 April 2016

Categories: Blog

Let me take a selfie

Sophie Turner uses the much-maligned selfie to document her life and explore her identity

Sophie Turner // 3 March 2016

Categories: Body and Health, Culture and Media, Fashion and Image, Features, Uncategorized

The problem with Kylie Jenner’s photo shoot is not about looking sexy in a wheelchair

A photo shoot in a US magazine sparks controversy over featuring Kylie Jenner using a wheelchair. D H Kelly examines the disablism of both this image and in much of the criticism

D H Kelly // 3 December 2015

Categories: Blog

Man up or grow a pair

D H Kelly explores the contradictory uses of the word "man" to depict both personal strength and childish insecurity

D H Kelly // 24 November 2015

Categories: Blog

Feminist South Park

The creators of this long-running cartoon are open about its wide-ranging offensiveness, but does it sometimes subvert dominant norms to illustrate the raw deal girls often get? Victoria Brewster considers the case

Victoria Brewster // 2 September 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

The first EdFringe 2015 comedy digest

Lissy Lovett and Megan Stodel check out some of the women telling jokes at the Edinburgh Fringe this year

Lissy Lovett // 15 August 2015

Categories: Comedy, Reviews

A response to Sarah Vine

Helen Raymond has a few words for Sarah Vine, Daily Mail columnist

Guest Blogger // 19 July 2015

Categories: Blog

The ‘othering’ of sexual violence

Issy Houston argues that sexual violence crosses cultural boundaries

Guest Blogger // 11 June 2015

Categories: Blog

I was labelled a terrorist

Tara Costello hits back at her online aggressors

Guest Blogger // 2 May 2015

Categories: Blog

Blogging Against Disablism Day – gender, health and responsibility

On Blogging Against Disablism Day, D H Kelly explores the way that women, in particular, are held responsible for their ill health

D H Kelly // 1 May 2015

Categories: Blog

All About That Bass? All about that body shaming

Veena Chandar takes issue with 'All About That Bass' and its implication that we should only appreciate our bodies if boys admire them

Guest Blogger // 22 October 2014

Categories: Blog

New feature: High heels of clay

Helen Monks considers the continuing unreasonable pressure on female pop stars to be role models. Remember when Lily Allen wrote that great feminist song about how women shouldn’t need to...

Holly Combe // 21 October 2014

Categories: Blog

High heels of clay: is it any wonder our modern gods wobble?

Helen Monks considers the continuing unreasonable pressure on female pop stars to be role models

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Categories: Features, Music

Addressing the root cause of Rotherham

When crimes are committed that are based in patriarchy, it's the system and culture that needs to be addressed, writes guest blogger Mag the Blag

Mag the Blag // 31 August 2014

Categories: Blog

An invasion of five

Most of the media seems to think that women have taken over the cabinet in the recent reshuffle. Megan Stodel demands a recount

Megan Stodel // 21 July 2014

Categories: Blog

Sexual assault allegations and attention seeking

Since Vanessa Feltz spoke of Rolf Harris putting his hand up her dress during an interview, she has been subject to a torrent of abuse, including the idea that she is seeking attention. D H Kelly explores this common accusation towards victims of sexual assault

D H Kelly // 8 July 2014

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

Hello and welcome to the weekly round-up and open thread! Below are some recent news stories that caught the attention of The F Word Collective this week (linking does not imply endorsement or agreement). Please note that these links range from "ooh yay!" to "very interesting" to *headdesk, to rage-enducing, and some articles may be triggering. Want to discuss these topics or add your own? Please comment below!

Chella Quint // 24 June 2014

Categories: Blog

Inconspicuous presence behind the camera

Hayley Ellis Jones is charmed by a film portrait of Jane Bown, great photographer of even greater modesty

Hayley Ellis Jones // 23 April 2014

Categories: Films, Reviews

Should journalists cover rape case failings?

Melanie Newman responds to the view that the media's focus on rape investigation failures and low conviction rates is unhelpful to victims, arguing that with fatalism setting in over rape conviction rates, more media scrutiny is essential to prove that improvements can still be made

Guest Blogger // 6 January 2014

Categories: Blog

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